Reviews for Battlefield 3: Aftermath

85

Great expansion

rjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

The DLC contains 4 new maps and a new game mode. Each of the new maps offer new experinces and options to play as you want. There is also a new weapon which is a crossbow which is an interesting weapon to play around with. There are also 2 new vehicles that allow you to traverse the new maps in style. In short, if you like BF3 get this DLC

90

Levolution Beta?

Ori0n87 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all Ori0n87's reviews »

Aftermath brings the chaos and destruction of BF3's campaign to its multiplayer. Taking place in a post massive earthquake Tehran and its suburbs, Aftermath, like Close Quarters, creates fast paced, frantic fights between infantry, but bringing back armoured and air elements. New, raggedly skins were implemented, to add to the ruined feel of the maps; the soldiers are dirty, blood soaked and clearly worn out. During each round, aftershocks will occur at random, shaking the entire map and causing ruble to fall from the already knackered buildings, opening and closing routes and causing general carnage. New 'modified' vehicles were added, to add to the post-apocalyptic feel, HUMVEE's and Vodniks with oil drums and metal rails for extra protection, and what appears to be Scooby Doos Mystery Machine panel van with a .50 CROWS gun mounted on the roof and large openings on the side for the passengers to wildly spray out of.

By far my favourite addition to Battlefield 3 through this expansion was the Crossbow. A MacGyver style crossbow made from an M417 battle rifle, some wire and some scrapmetal, with a Russian Kobra RDS or PKS-07 sniper scope glued on for good measure. The XBOW (as its sadly referred to in-game as) comes in two varieties, a red dot version and a sniper scoped version, with the ability to equip a variety of bolts, once you've unlocked them via Assignments. Your standard bolt, which is borderline useless unless you're within knifing distance. A Scan bolt, which acts as a single use T-UGS wherever it hits, showing enemies on the minimap and prompting audio shouts. The Explosive bolt (my favourite), designed to disable light armoured vehicles and helicopters, or in my case, shooting into walls to bring ruble down on groups of enemies... And finally the Balanced Bolt - Designed for longer range engagements. The Balanced Bolt really comes into its own on Hardcore, enabling you to snipe over a few hundred meters, completely silently.

A new game mode, called Scavenger was also included; a Team Deathmatch style game mode set shortly after the main earthquake. Two teams have to roam the map in search of weapons with limited ammo. Weapons come in three tiers, Useless, Meh and OP. Sadly the weapon spawning points were fixed and people learned them very quickly, resulting on everyone standing around these spots. It was a nice idea but it didn't really do it for me.

Overall, a very good expansion with a great feel to it. The maps themselves are very dynamic and different to anything else in the game, featuring tight urban combat, massive destruction and vehicular combat. It adds some nice variety and spice to the Conquest map rotation. And the Crossbow is simply brilliant.

82

Battlefield 3 continues to expand

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

After one year Battlefield 3 remains probably the best multiplayer FPS, especially on PC, and the new DLC Aftermath allow to expand and improve again the multiplayer experience. In this case the maps are all related to the first part of the singleplayer campaign, where we had to fight in a Tehran devastated by the earthquake. This element become a new gameplay element because it can change the ground and so you must modify your tactics. The DLC adds a new weapon good for who like to kill from the distance, a crossbow, and a vew particular game mode where you start only with a knife and you must be able to take the weapons directly on the battlefield.

80

New DLC, new contents, new experiences

abelfs | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all abelfs's reviews »

Fourth DLC of the EA DICE GAME. Urban struggle where you will manage civilian vehicles and trenches. Battlefield 3: Aftermath takes us to the streets and parks to cross fire in a hyper-realistic battle with four new maps, three new vehicles (Phoenix, Barsuk and Rhino) and a new Scavenger mode (similar to Conquest Domination, but starting only with a knife, a grenade and a revolver). Highly recommendable if you are a DLC buyer

85

A good DLC

Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

This new DLC includes four new maps and a new game mode (it's like Conquest, but you begin the match with a gun and you must obtain other weapons on the battleground). For sure, the best map is Epicentre, where you must fight over earthquakes that modify the ground creating new passages and covers. Markaz Monolith is nothing special, because the level design of the map is very linear. Talah Market is simply a Call of Duty-based map, when to obtain kills you must run, and run, and run again (no camper here, sorry). Azadi Palace is very good also: there are many routes you can navigate thanks to Barsuk and Rhino, the two new vehicles of the DLC. There is also a new weapon, the crossbow, that is very funny to use. By the way, buy this DLC because it adds several interesting things.